Accusing Jagmeet of trying to destabilise Punjab by creating strife with his ill-conceived and confrontational remarks.
Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh has condemned Canada’s NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s remarks on “self-determination” for Punjab, saying he was obviously totally disconnected from the ground realities in India, where Sikhs hold a place of pride with their excellent achievements in every field.
Accusing Jagmeet of trying to destabilise Punjab by creating strife with his ill-conceived and confrontational remarks, Captain Amarinder Singh said the Canadian authorities should take serious note of such disruptive elements who were using their soil to spread discord in India.
Jagmeet’s statement that he considers self-determination to be a “basic right” in places such as Punjab, Catalonia or Quebec was clearly designed to spread trouble in Punjab, said Captain Amarinder Singh, asserting that his government would not allow any such attempt to succeed at any cost.
At a time when Punjab was working on a holistic development and revival agenda, Jagmeet was trying to whip up negative passions among the Sikh community, the chief minister said.